September 23, 1923 - April 7, 2021
Verna Elaine (Roberts) DiNatale, 97 of La Plata, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Sagepoint Senior Living Center. Born on September 23, 1923 on her family farm near Williamsburg, Kansas, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Vera Valentine (Chambers) Roberts. Verna grew up in Williamsburg, Kansas and attended Williamsburg School all of her 12 years. She went on to attend Strickler Business College in Topeka, Kansas. From there she was recruited to employment with the War Department in Washington, DC in 1943. She continued in her career at the Pentagon. While in D.C., she met her future husband, Joseph J. DiNatale. They wed in 1949. Shortly after they were married, they settled in Charles County, Maryland where she worked at the Naval Powder Factory in Indian Head, Maryland. She remained in Charles County until her death. Verna enjoyed many hobbies including painting, crafting, sewing, gardening, antiquing, playing the piano, and singing. She was a member of the Lion’s Club and Antique Arts Club and actively involved in many volunteer efforts through these organizations. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph DiNatale; her daughter, Michele Kay; her infant son; and her brothers, Foster and Quentin Roberts. She is survived by her sister, Kathlyn Brooks; her children, Maureen Johnson (Larry), Paula Hancock (Dennis), and Joseph DiNatale, Jr. (Lois); her grandchildren, Brent Johnson, Mark Johnson, Scott Johnson, Anthony Hancock, Vincent Hancock, Lindsay DiNatale, Joseph DiNatale, III, Veronica Boyer, and Frank Bohne; and her great grandchildren, Ethan and Tyler Johnson, Mackenzie and Gabrielle Johnson, Ellie Rae Hancock, Oliver Boyer, and Hudson and Cole DiNatale. Through her many life tragedies and health trials, it was her unwavering faith in God that sustained her and made her the nurturing mother, grandmother, and great grandmother that she was. Visitation on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 9:30AM until time of Funeral Service at 11AM at the Lifestream Church of the Nazarene, 5105 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, Maryland 20601. Interment to follow at St. Charles Cemetery in Glymont, Maryland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lifestream Church of the Nazarene, 5015 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, Maryland 20601. Face masks are required for all services and social distancing is to be observed with limited attendance.
Verna Elaine (Roberts) DiNatale, 97 of La Plata, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Sagepoint Senior Living Center. Born on September 23, 1923 on her family farm near Williamsburg, Kansas, she was the daughter of the late... View Obituary & Service Information
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